A flamboyant and controversial personality of enormous wit and
intelligence, Voltaire remains one of the most influential figures
of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. "Candide, " his
masterpiece, is a brilliant satire of the theory that our world is
"the best of all possible worlds." The book traces the picaresque
adventures of the guileless Candide, who is forced into the army,
flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved
Cunegonde, tortured by the Inquisition, et cetera, all without
losing his resilience and will to live and pursue a happy
This Modern Library edition, published to celebrate the
seventy-fifth anniversary of Random House,
is a facsimile of the first book ever released under the Random
House colophon. It includes the timeless illustrations by Rockwell
Kent, a twentieth-century artist whose wit and genius serve as a
counterpart and compliment to Voltaire's.
"From the Hardcover edition."
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